Funding companies online.

Image Source Starting a business is never cheap. We may kid ourselves we can get off the ground with $1000 in the bank, but that just isn’t realistic. Even if that small sum covered equipment costs in the early days, there’s no chance it’d cover your marketing budget. And, if you can’t afford marketing, you may as well stop trying to make a go of things now. The good news is, it is true that you don’t need money in the bank to get going. It would help, of course. But, there are funding options out there which could help, too. And, no we aren’tRead More →

Companies avoiding taxes and responsibilities.

Their countries allow them to make a lot of money over the population that uses and pays for their products and services. Still they don’t feel like giving back is something they have to do. Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just some of the great names of personalities and companies cited in the “Paradise Papers” for having shifted money around the world to pay less taxes. The focus on the rich and powerful’s fiscal life comes after millions of documents have been unveiled by the United States-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), creating an embarrassing situation for those involved. Here are someRead More →

Boats from hidden money.

Two Russian state-owned companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars on Facebook and Twitter in recent years through Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, according to the Paradise Papers investigation published on Sunday dozens of media outlets around the world. The revelation comes at a time when the United States Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating how Russian operators have used Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social networks to try to sow division and misinformation during the 2016 presidential campaign. The “New York Times” and “The Guardian” newspapers, two of the media outlets that participated in the research coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) onRead More →